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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,899 People

    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    in three days, July 10th will mark a month

    since my last suicide attempt. I took 24 nyquils thinking it would work, but it obviously failed. I suggest not taking pills since it is by far the most painful way to die. But no death is painless no matter what you believe. Death is inevitable and so is the pain that comes...
    faith7777777777776 faith7777777777776 16-17, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Today was the first day in ages I actually felt

    confident about myself. Ever since I had troubles with my fiancé, I've hated the way I look, my body, my face, everything. But today, today, I felt like a princess ❤️
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    lately I've been extremely depressed.

    I don't know what to do. I feel like my life has been sucked out of me. all I feel like doing is just sleeping forever. I don't know how to feel happy anymore. sometimes I feel like if I died I would feel better but a suicide is crazy. no I don't want to kill myself but I've...
    missmaymay missmaymay 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Where is life taking me ?

    I have walked this earth for 49 years and have nothing to show for it. Today I was told by a young GP that to beat depression I must want to, that I must change me. Well wtf have I been doing all these years ? looking for answers, a way out of this nightmare. I've tried it all...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    How do i get passed this idgf phase ?

    Its not who want to be... But somehow i got stuck here For the last 3 yrs of My life I just turned 25 and i want My life back....
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    i sabotage every good

    that happens to me. she's the first person ive met, including family, who actually knows me, shes the only support ive ever really had, and shes changed me. she made me start being me, she inspired confidence, and gave me the most pure form of love that could exist. and of...
    nathinitup nathinitup 22-25, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I can't tell the difference between my rational

    thoughts and my depressive thoughts. Nothing seems to make sense, everything and everyone is negative. My thoughts are sad and very rarely happy. Stuck in my head all day and can't seem to escape :/ want to get better but nothing seems to work.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 16 mins ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    You are worthy! don't think you're not good

    enough! please if you need someone to talk to message me (:
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Was bullied. On a gold claim.

    By club staff And old farts claiming to care. Could have removed them all. Then my dad. And waited for ded by kop. But my mind said dont hurt pals. So me ran to them. Am homeless now. Left most of my things back there. But wont let jerks rob my pals. Or me...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 16 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Waking up day in and day out angry

    and hating myself for the fact that I had awoken. Nobody has really ever cares for me and I have been on my own basically my whole life with people popping in and out just to take advantage of my genuine personality. Tormented constantly and alone. This is my life.
    CrazyAussieGuyTwo CrazyAussieGuyTwo 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I find this song comforting despite it's dark

    title. "Baby don't go, we love you more than you know." Kill your heroes by AWOLNATION http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=NawBiACs8XQ
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Nope, I quit. Depression won.

    Life won. Society won. Everyone wins. And soon I'll be gone. It will be better that way. sorry for my existance.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    This is going to sound rude

    but it's not intended to be. Okay, if you do not have depression or have never experienced depression, you can't really help people who have it. I feel bad because people are trying to help me but whenever I get "suggestions" it just frustrates me because it's just like .... I...
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 9 mins ago

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    I hate it when someone says "at least you have

    clothes on your back" or when they better their/others bad experiences over yours it puts things into perspective for about a minute then you go back to feeling like sh*t, it's almost getting shrugged like off because you're not in a worse place.
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I'm starting to think i am not strong enough to

    keep going. I am so tired of my life. The only way i can see relief is to stop living. :*(
    makster56 makster56 26-30, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I hate my bf I love him from my heart

    but I feel like my depression makes me hate him and mood swings only make me see the bad things of him and the world. I feel like I deserve love and that he has or can find a normal girl.
    Nonameleyla Nonameleyla 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm still bullied...I got touched

    inappropriately multiple times...I get called fat by my family...and more...my last suicide attempt was..June 29th, that day I wrote my suicide note at 12:17PM. I always told myself when I do this I won't cry..I cried...
    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    I had the greatest friend

    that anyone could ask for. She helped me get through the worst school year of my life. Then she makes up a story about me and turns everyone against me. That's one thing.
    happytragedy happytragedy 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I will not cry...i will not cry.

    ..I will not cry....is what I keep telling myself and I force myself to keep the straightest face possible while the tear still threaten to escape my eyes...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to take the easy way out

    but I think about the ones that really care and I don't want to be selfish
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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